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aphthous fever

[af-thuh s, ap-thuh s] /ˈæf θəs, ˈæp θəs/
Origin of aphthous fever
1755-1760
1755-60; < New Latin (febris) aphthosa, feminine singular adjective derived from Latin aphthae (written in Greek letters), from Greek áphthai, plural of áphtha “ulceration in the mouth, thrush” + -ous
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